Starting this month, construction on the Green Line Extension (GLX) will continue to ramp up. Crews will begin to excavate test pits, remove trees along the Commuter Rail line (not along city streets), implement pest-control measures, work on utilities, move heavy equipment into place, and engage in pre-construction surveys of property.
Continue reading Green Line Extension Constrution Update
Celebrate Arbor Day and Earth Day at the Quincy Street open space with a tree planting, art activities, a clothing swap, nature walks, art projects, and interactive activities for people of all ages
Continue reading Starting Over Festival Set for Sunday, April 22 at Quincy St. Park
By Bob Katzen
THE HOUSE AND SENATE. Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ and representatives’ votes on roll calls from the week of April 9-13.
Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 43 – Report No. 15 April 9-13, 2018
BOSTON – The Massachusetts Senate passed a three-year, $600 million investment of “Chapter 90” funding for local road and bridge repairs, continuing the legislature’s strong commitment to supporting our cities and towns.
Continue reading Senate Approves $600 Million in Funding for Local Road Projects over Next Three Years, Including $1,158,434 for Somerville
BOSTON – The Massachusetts State Senate voted on Wednesday to pass the “Student Loan Bill of Rights,” giving greater protections to student loan borrowers in disputes with companies servicing their loans.
Continue reading Senate Passes Student Loan Bill of Rights to Protect Borrowers
Due to a forecast of extended rain and muddy conditions both before and during planned events, Patriots’ Day celebration activities planned for Monday, April 16, 2018, have been canceled with one exception. Continue reading Most Somerville Patriots’ Day Celebration Activities Canceled
There will be a Public Hearing before the Board of Aldermen’s Committee on Housing and Community Development on Monday, April 30, 2018, at 6:30 PM, in the Aldermanic Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 93 Highland Avenue, on the Order of Alderman Ben Ewen-Campen, Chair of the Committee, for public input on the condition of affordable housing units in the City, and whether there is an affordable housing crisis that constitutes a public emergency (Docket #205334). The public is invited to attend and be heard.
This past Friday morning at 0503hrs Engine 6 responded to a residence in West Somerville for an overdose. Upon successfully reviving the victim with narcan, Engine 6 determined the presence of possible fentanyl and immediately upgraded the response.
Continue reading Somerville’s Engine 6 Responds to West Somerville Overdose Calling Cambridge For Hazardous Materials Assistance
The City of Somerville Tree Warden invites all interested residents and community members to a public hearing on Wednesday, May 2, to discuss upcoming tree removal as part of the construction process for the Somerville Ave. Continue reading Public Hearing to Discuss Tree Removal Somerville Ave. Utility & Streetscape Improvements Project, May 2
Plan establishes the annual funding allocations for Community Preservation Act funds;
Workshop offers tips on how to apply for funding
Continue reading COMMUNITY PRESERVATION PLAN HEARING & PRE-APPLICATION WORKSHOP ON APRIL 25
GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, April 13, the 103rd day of 2018 with 262 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:06 and sunset is @ 7:22. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury & Saturn. The evening stars are Neptune, Uranus & Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1598 – King Henry IV of France signed the Edict of Nantes which granted political rights to French Protestant Huguenots. Continue reading GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS by John Dwyer
Photos by Frankie Saint
By William Tauro
Somerville Firefighters jumped into action battling a blaze as a city owned hydraulic boom truck burst into flames early Friday morning at the Somerville Department of Public Works. Continue reading City Truck Fire at Somerville DPW Yard